40 days ago

Increase in MIQ costs for temporary visa holders - are you impacted?

Lucy Reporter from Auckland Stuff

Hi Neighbours,

MBIE has just announced that from 25 March 2021, MIQ costs for temporary entry visa class holders will increase from $3100 to $5520.

Temporary visa holders (including those on visitor visas, student visas, work visas and limited visas) who have already booked MIQ spots and are due to enter on/after 25 March will also be expected to pay by the new standards.

Are you impacted by this change? What are your thoughts on this change? Feel free to get in touch with me to share your views:
Lucy Xia
Email: lucy.xia@stuff.co.nz
Mobile: 022 0929 679.

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1 day ago

Zumba Fitness Ormiston Flat Bush

Ally from Flat Bush

Morena!

Just wanted to share our awesome Community Zumba classes in Ormiston and how much we love to share our passion for community health and fitness (and obvs we want us all to have fun lol)

For all age groups, cultures and backgrounds.
Open to all fitness and dance levels.
I am a reps registered and qualified group fitness instructor and will be able to assist or advise on alternative movements if you have any restrictions :D

O.C Unleashed - Dance & Fitness

Wednesday night classes at Te Uho o te Nikau Primary School 6.15pm
$5 per class
尊巴舞班,每次课$5
Free for under 15 years and over 65 years ☺

Saturday morning Free outdoor Zumba classes 9.30am Barry Curtis Park, Flat Bush School road :D these are sponsored by Howick Local Board and Out and About Auckland

Saturday Zumba 4pm at Ormiston Primary School
$5 per class 尊巴舞班,每次课$5
with our team and
Botany & Flat Bush Ethnic Association Inc.

If you have any questions fire away :D ^_^

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1 day ago

Poll: Are you in favour of the temporary ban on flights from India to New Zealand?

Caryn Wilkinson Reporter from Community News

Flights from India to New Zealand will be suspended for two weeks in a bid to curb the rising number of travellers testing positive on arrival.

Stuff reported the restrictions ahead of Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern's announcement that officials had recommended the drastic and unprecedented move in light of a massive wave of cases in India.

At a press conference in Auckland on Thursday afternoon, Ardern announced that no-one who had recently been in India would be allowed into the country until April 28.

The ban covers all travellers, including New Zealand citizens and permanent residents.

This suspension will take place from 4pm on April 11 and will be in place until April 28.

India is currently battling a massive resurgence of the virus, with about 116,000 new cases announced on April 6 alone.

Auckland barrister Grant Illingworth,​ QC, said that under civil aviation law the Government could deny entry to aircraft and vessels from other countries.

New Zealand citizens have the right to enter the country and that right could not be taken away except by authority from Parliament, Illingworth said.

“But just because a New Zealand citizen is on a plane doesn’t mean that the whole plane will be allowed to come to New Zealand, and the Government almost certainly does have the authority to shut down flights from particular countries.”

Are you in favour of the temporary ban on flights from India to New Zealand?
  • 93% Yes
    93% Complete
  • 4.5% No
    4.5% Complete
  • 1.8% Undecided- it's too complex
    1.8% Complete
  • 0.8% Neutral
    0.8% Complete
1581 votes